It’s a feverish time in Yellowknife. There’s face-time with the sun again and things are heating up. Festivals are gathering steam at a feverish pitch — The Snowking Festival, Long John Jamboree — and then there’s Olympic fever…go Michael Gilday! The Feb/March issue of EDGE YK is hot off the press and smokin’. Who is YK’s best male athlete? How do you make a snow castle anyhow? What does Chief Erasmus have to say? Is Kam Lake YK’s new Old Town? What?…a new brew pub! Dig in trusted readers, and feel the glow.
There’s been a lot of social media chatter recently about a plan to open a brew pub in Old Town this spring.
As we get ready to release our Feb/Mar issue, here’s a sneak peek in the form of writer Alex Power’s look at the need for a brewery in YK and the couple planning to make it happen.
You can practically smell the good things in the Dec/Jan holiday issue of EDGE YK. To view online, click on Courtney Holmes’ cover artwork (scratch’n sniff will not work), or download a low-res.PDF here.
Inside you’ll find compelling reasons to keep Con’s Robertson Headframe from getting the shaft. Architect Dave Stone re-imagines a greener future for it, and Paige Saunders crunches some business numbers. Designer Myka Jones takes you on a trip through the city with an eye to the smaller, beautiful things you may be overlooking. Paul Andrew compares growing up a Shuhtoatine Dene on the land with his urban lifestyle, and Steve Schwarz ponders the question, Is Yellowknife Sinking? Special thanks to Brad Heath for reporting on the many ways Yellowknifers will be celebrating the season.
by Jack Danylchuk
EDGE YK Online
On EDGE: Opinion
November 11, 2013
Hansard doesn’t record gestures or expressions, but it’s hard to imagine that a wink, a blink or a nudge didn’t pass between Bob McLeod and Michael Miltenberger after the premier’s brief contribution to the debate on electoral boundaries.
“We shouldn’t be increasing seats because the population is moving around,” said McLeod, who chose to give more weight to the Territory’s marginal population loss than the growth that devolution and resource extraction promise, opting instead for a realignment of constituency boundaries.
If anyone worried that Yellowknife’s interests would be sacrificed, McLeod reminded fellow legislators that “we are a consensus government. We don’t have political parties, so we don’t have to worry about gerrymandering when it comes to setting electoral boundaries.”
Nothing could be further from the truth that comes from long experience. Electoral boundaries have been fiddled to reflect language, culture and geography, to pander to fears that Yellowknife might dominate the legislature, and once by a court order that granted the capital its proper entitlement of seats. But that was a long ago; fundamental changes are overdue.
Shouldering the change in seasons means you should have ample time to curl up with the Oct/Nov issue of EDGE YK, now online. Just click on artist Robbie Craig's cover image, or download a low-res .PDF here.
There’ a lot that’s new. We’ve launched an events calendar, and if you’re francophone (or just want to brush up on your French), we hope you enjoy our first feature en français.
Sonja Koenig writes about what it’s like to be a non-drinker in a hard-drinking town. Dan Wong looks at the history of Chinese immigrants in YK, and if you already miss camping, Pat Kane profiles the people who run the Parks. We also remember Lou Rocher, take a look at Yellowknife’s sweeping history…broomball that is, and lots more. Enjoy!
Inside you will find EDGE YK's official breakdown of wing night in Yellowknife, a look at the summer student employment scene, a preview of a new film about Giant Mine, and much more!
Look for the print edition of the mag around town later this week.
YK’s social event of the summer is almost here and with it, a special issue of EDGE YK. The festival’s official program, featuring the festival schedule, artist bios and a map of the festival grounds, appears as a 20-page section inside.
The program is surrounded by EDGE YK’s usual feature articles, interviews and eye-catching artwork telling stories of the Yellowknife music scene, as well as the festival itself. Click on Francois Rossouw’s cover image to flip through the issue.
The print edition will be at EDGE YK’s two dozen racks around Yellowknife in the coming days, but can also be picked up at the festival gates on July 20-21 and the Warm the Rocks events on July 19.
You can also download a PDF of the issue here.
As the summer sun hits YK, we’re back with a bigger and, quite possibly, better issue than ever.
From fishing and hiking in and around YK, to a story on the man hoping to resurrect the city’s diamond cutting and polishing industry, this edition has something for everyone. As a nod to YK’s favourite summer sport, we’ve even given out the first-ever EDGE YK pre-season Slo-Pitch awards.
Click on Mel Leonard’s downtown YK cover image above to have a read, or download a PDF of the issue here. As usual, the mag will be in mailboxes within a week or two and available around town by the end of the week. Enjoy.
We can’t believe it, but this is our biggest issue yet! Thanks a tonne to everyone who helped make it happen.
Once again, we’re delivering the issue to every house in YK, and as always, you can also pick up a copy at more than two dozen great businesses around town.
Click on Yellowknife artist Nick MacIntosh’s cover painting to read our newest issue online, or pick a copy up at our racks around town. Next week we’re also doing home delivery through Canada Post. That means every house in YK will receive a copy in their mailbox, free of charge.
Tablet readers can download a low-rez PDF here.